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Bow Lake New Station Design & Planned Improvements

New transfer building and interim recycling services open!

On July 11, 2012, the new transfer building and interim recycling services opened to customers! Learn more about Bow Lake recycling services.

Construction activities are ongoing at the site until late 2013. Please use caution!

[+] EnlargeBow Lake Transfer Station new site plan
[+] EnlargeBow Lake Transfer Station new site plan
[+] EnlargeBow Lake Transfer Station new site plan

Facility site plan

The facility site plan shows the layout and improved features of the new Bow Lake Transfer and Recycling Station.


The Solid Waste Division has developed a site plan that shows the layout and improved features of the new Bow Lake Transfer and Recycling Station.

Planned improvements include:

  • An expanded recycling collection area where customers can bring materials for recycling and composting, including a separate yard waste area
  • A larger transfer building that will have easier-to-use waste unloading areas, which will reduce customer wait times
  • An enclosed transfer building that will protect customers and workers from weather conditions, as well as contain noise, dust and odors.
  • A new site layout that will improve on-site traffic flow and add more on-site vehicle queuing space
  • Two pre-load compactors to improve operational efficiency and decrease the number of transfer trailer truck trips required to and from the station
  • Sustainable building design features that will improve energy efficiency and result in lower life cycle costs than conventional building design
  • Environmental enhancements to the stormwater and wastewater systems

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Updated: Sep. 13, 2012


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